Andrew Bellis - bowmaker and violin repairer

Andrew Bellis is Dorset's longest established violin repairer and bow maker. Andrew is based on the border between Bournemouth and Poole. He is also a well known local viola player.


After teaching bow making and rehairing courses at (variously) Oxford, Morden, West Dean and Halsway Manor since 1991, I have now found it impossible to find a suitable venue that I can book at a reasonable price for a week.  'Health & Safety' has a lot to answer for; suitable venues have to be answerable to our increasingly litigious society.

If anyone knows of a suitable workshop/room/school/village hall that would suffice then please let me know! It needs to be in a central/accessible location in the UK, warm, and near all levels of overnight stay and food - from camping to hotel.